Wheelchair Soft Spikes
Alter: Myra, Teres
Size: Variable, trim to fit
The first time we went out in our wheelchair, someone grabbed the handles and pushed us without our consent or warning. It was terrifying, we didn't know what was happening and we didn't know their intentions. We thought for a second they were trying to kidnap us. It's like someone grabbing your wrist and pulling you forward. However, later in that walk someone did ask and get consent to help us get to the right place. We've seen people make spikes as deterrents to people just grabbing the wheelchair and pushing, however sometimes those handles are useful.
While these spikes may look sharp, they are squishy enough to still be pushed on without poking or needing to be removed for proper use. They will look unappealing to strangers, but their purpose will be clear to those in the know. They are especially helpful in emergency situations as those responding will not need to struggle with removing them and can safely grab them and assist.
Devices and Descriptors - 8May2023
Work In Progress Images
Seeing it on our new chair was so exciting!!
There is nothing more satisfying than YEETING it into a wall and having it just...stick.
The first version